Discussion in 'Modding' started by trodas, May 8, 2007.
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Bloody OST have plauged thousands of current IBM comptuers
its bloody annoying replacing them
im talking about their current model too the A55 series
Do gigabyte use good caps?
They make it a point to tell you they do.
Shame I don't still have it sitting around, but I replaced an old P4 board that all the power regulator caps on the board surrounding the CPU had gone off in spectacular fashion and scorched about 40% of the mobo
Woulda looked pretty nice in this thread, but oh well
*curses dodgy Chinese caps*
hehe, yeah, i was just wondering if that was actually the case.
So there not these elite caps ppl are talking about?
151528 - yea, jewish censoring in action They can hit me harder if Asus complained - just like they do in the Gigabyte case, heh
samFox - if they are not using fake caps as Asus, then yes. I lost my interest in new mainboard anyway, afrer seeing some problems, so... I did not care at all.
now that is almost unforgivable you did not take a few pics...
Well, like I say, I don't know and when come to these shady untrustfull "brands", I will never care. There are ONLY five trustworthy brands in polymers - Samxon, Nichicon, Sanyo, NCC and Fujitsu.
What I wanted to say that they are not Elite anymore. The company renamed itself and it is Apaq now, lol.
Same was tried for many cases before and even now - GSC = Evercon = Sacon = Apsun
Sacon caps on eVGA 7600GT, user Bevo, CapMods forum
Had a 10mb hub that smoked itself, almost every cap on the PSU was pushed outwards
and to the lid!
What should i do with the case now?
I'm looking for an interesting idea and ill do it!
Chuck it in the bin???
Or better yet, get your hands on a via mobo and make a small download box
Was thinking that, but funding for such a project currently isnt possible =(
Keep the box until you can. Little else you could do with it really.
Tagan TG430-U15 PSU, Jenpo caps.
User norcio from OCW forum.
People actually ask you to repair that crap?
Believe it or not - yes. And it was fun. I managed a world record in lowest CPU-Z score with it
Asus P5K Vcore input 270uF 16V Fujitsu polymer exploded after mild overclock Q6600 to 3GHz with 1.30Vcore...
User zoob, HardwareCanucks forum.
Dell Optiplex GX280, legendary bad Nichicon batch of caps, I presume
User zoob, HardwareCanucks forum.
There are many computers used for industrial or medical purposes where multiple ISA cards are used to control machines. You can't get motherboards with 5+ ISA slots these days...
A lot easier to pay someone $100 to replace the caps on the motherboard with something that might keep it running for a few more years then have to buy a new machine (which might cost like $25000!) because you don't have a computer to control it! Some can also use proprietary software which will only work with certain hardware.
Exactly. We have a mainframe faqs-call machine that the software will not run on anything faster than a 386. Tried to get it to run on a 486 and faster but no dice. If a component fails, we rebuild.
Probably some low-level vendor trying to make some $$.
Leaking, bulging, and even exploding caps are known since many many years. And so are the reasons. One might ask why certain mobo manufacturers still by crap material.
Samwha caps, PSU Powertech AS-350P4, user dEaTh MaTcH from CapsMod.net forum
I love the "QC Passed" sticker on the left cap. Irony.